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california xl to provide operating subsidies for formerly homeless single adults at the arlington hotel for the time span of august 1, 2012 to july 31, 20207 in an amount not to exceed $9,354,007. supervisor farrell: city staff? >> good morning, supervisors. project manager with the mayor's office of housing. according to the san francisco 10-year planning councils report published in 2004, san francisco had 15,000 homeless persons living on the streets. of those, 3000 were identified as chronically homeless. this presentation is about an important component created to address the homelessness issue. the local operating subsidy program, which is an operating subsidy granted to affordable housing providers who house and provide services to formerly homeless persons and families. the definition of chronically homeless has evolved over the years. moh, along with human services agency and the department of public health use the following definition -- homeless includes any individual or family living on the streets or in abandoned buildings, living in emergency or domestic violence shelters
for bus service until november. >> parents in arlington are because of a new k poly nowial wal bans children living within elementary school bus without ae voucher. say the policy is flawed. it took me 10 minutes to a left-hand turn. >> the first day of school out to be chaotic. more traffic, police, and children walking to school. its a matter of safety for the children? . students willonal school this year without the help of a school bus. don't have a choice. i will now drive them. there's going to be a lot of congestion. living within a school will not be allowed to take the bus. their bus stops at been eliminated. parents at this elementary school drove their children or today.them live within a mile and , for a35 minute walk kindergarten or first grade students, they should not do that. >> parents say military road more congested than prior first days of school. transportation plan eliminates bus stops that were five schools.r school officials say it only affects 250 students. the new walking zone policy is moneyally about saving but making bus service more efficient. hundreds
arlington despues de la rotura de una importante caneria ... tambien:. el consejo del distrito establece nuevas regulaciones para la obtencion de licencias quen han sido revocadas... cielos soleados y despejados los proximos dias, pero no guarde su paraguas porque tendremos lluvias al finalizar la semana, detalles del el consejo del distrito aprobo un proyecto de ley que impediria a los residente conseguir sus licencias de conducir revocadas por lo que llaman simple execeso de velocidad en otros estados... el proyecto de ley impondra multas por conducion temerario acorde con otras jurisdiccio nes... la ley entraria en efecto 90 dias despues que el alcalde vincent gray la firme... algunos residentes han perdido sus licencias por execeso de velocidad emitidas en otros estados especialmente en virginia.... entrada la tarde fue reabierta al trafico una de las principales carreteras del condado de arlington la cual fue cerrada esta madrugada debido a la rotura de una tuberia. lilian mas con los detalles. calles cerradas y negocios desolados fue el resultado de la ruptura de una tuberÍa de ag
, maryland -- edgewater, maryland. he will be buried in arlington national cemetery on wednesday. >>> some georgetown residents are taking crime fighting into their own hands. the citizens association of georgetown is adding private surveillance cameras to their neighborhood. the group hopes to make it harder for crooks to break in to cars and rip off cell phones. under d.c. law, private citizens have more leeway than police when using the cameras. however, some critics are voicing concerns about privacy rights. >>> the democratic national convention will kick off tomorrow. randall pinkston is in charlotte, north carolina where the party is already under way. >> reporter: actor jeff bridges took to the stage for a sound track at charlotte's carolina fest. the democratic national convention host committee is putting on this day long street party for the public. president obama is making his way to charlotte through key battleground states. today he's holding a labor day rally in ohio. democrats are fending off republican attacks that the president's first term has been a failure. dnc chairm
for household income. >> arlington county in particular stands out on this list because of how a single income households do here. according to the latest numbers from the census bureau, if you are looking to make some money than anywhere near dc is the place to be. >> probably close to arlington. i would not be surprised if it was arlington. >> my parents' house is not a small house and we are doing pretty good for ourselves. i have a good job, so i would say we are doing pretty good here. >> the d.c. metro area is a hot spot for high earners. >> as the recession got worse there is more government spending to try to prop up the economy>> there is no denying our area seems to be weathering the recession well. arlington county boasts the most impressive number, because single income households make up 40% of arlington county's numbers. >> i am not surprised, based on rent prices and housing costs. if you are going to live here, you have to be a pretty high earner. >> loudon county in fairfax county held -- held on to the no. 1 and no. 2 spot for the past couple of years. when it came to this da
are heading back to school today. in arlington count you, the first day of school means the first day of a new transportation policy. melanie alnwick has the details. >> reporter: good morning. yes, they are going to be enforcing rules that have been on the books for quite some time. what that means is that fewer students here in arlington county will be able to ride school buses to their schools this morning. while the notice that was sent to parents basically encourages them to help students who aren't going to be able to ride the bus to figure out the best walking routes or the best biking routes, a lot of parents say this is really going to mean more cars on the road this morning with parents trying to get their kids to their schools. the letters to parents went out in july. the superintendent said two years of parent complaints about bus crowding, delays and long travel times had the system re-evaluate its policy. they used an outside consultant. for the 2012 school year, arlington will now strictlien force its walk zone. one mile for elementary schools, a mile and a half for middle and h
controversial changes parents in arlington are upset about. tracee wilkins is live with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. this is around transportation and who will be walking and riding buses. arlington hasn't so much changed the policy as what it's doing down is enforcing an old transportation policy. the changes have upset some parents more than 200 parents have actually appealed after finding out their kids were going to have to walk instead of taking the bus like they did in previous years. 1500 students will be walking this year. students living within a mile or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk. according to arlington transportation policy. many of those kids were going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students who have been approved for bus travel will have vouchers. those without vouchers will be allowed on the bus but parents can expect to be contacted by school officers to find out why their child asked to board a bus. they are expecting additional students but have not purchased new buses because they're trying to direct more money
and arlington counties and the city of alexandria. polls are open tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. >>> tonight we're getting a closer look at an incident that led to a lawsuit against prince george's county and criminal charges against one of its officers. attorney jimmy belle gave us this surveillance video. he represents 19-year-old ryan dorm. bell says this video is from february and shows corporal donald taylor approaching dorm striking him with a gun causing that gun to go off. nobody was hurt by the gunshot, but officer taylor was charged with lying about his version of how his gun discharged that night. he faces trial in november. >> when a police officer knows when you assault someone, when you violate their civil rights and when you lie about it that they can go to jail, not just lose their processions and job but go to jail, you change the culture and that's what my client wants to do. >> ryan dorm spent four months behind bars before prosecutors dropped all charges. his lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages. >>> still to come on 9news the clean-up from hurricane isaac continues on the g
, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. chilly and calm. lots of sun the rest of the day with highs reaching the mid 70s by afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. now a look at our traffic. >> still seeing traffic. let's head to arlington boulevard. at one point just one lane was getting by. i did see some delays, but it looks like that work zone is just about wrapped up. let's head to the beltway at van dohrn. you can see the taillights to the right of the screen. that is the inner loop at van dorn. the cones are still blocking the left lanes. it's not bad, though. the right lanes are open and you're getting by just fine. also good news on the inner loop and outer loop of the beltway as you approach kennel worth avenue. just had one lane getting by and it was pretty slow, but right now all your travel lanes are open. i'm back in ten with another look at traffic. >>> a major shift in the race for virginia's senate seat. tim kaine now leads george allen in the latest "washington post" pole. he has an eight-point advantage over allen. he's also ahead by the same margin over registere
,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of a change in the transportation policy here for the school system. a lot of parents are not happy about that. the changes have upset these parents to the point that 200 have appealed at least or more than 200 have actually appealed after finding out their kids would have to walk to school after being able to ride the bus in previous years. students living within a mile of their elementary school or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk, according to arlington's transportation policies. many of those kids are going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students have been or who have b
proud of him. >> his funeral will be in arlington national cemetery and he will be laid to rest with full military honors. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> the democratic national convention gets underway tomorrow but today enjoying a star-studded labor day celebration in charlotte. it featured entertainment by many obama supporters including jeff, james taylor, and others. local analysts call it the most open convention in history. coming up, more on the day's festivities and what is ahead at the convention. abc 7 will be in charlotte for the convention. gordon peterson and scott thuman are already on their way, so look for their reports at 5, 6 and 11. >> still to come, a trio of dangerous, invasions over the weekend. we will hear from one of the victims. >> local baseball fans talking about the clock ticking down for the nats hottest pitcher. what is going on for the rest of the season? >> a huge fire through a historic hotel. >> the president prepares to check out the destruction from hurricane is it. >> president obama will be in a louisiana to get a firsthand look at the des
in america. now he is in a new fight with his arlington landlord over art. bruce leshan has the story. >> it is interesting. i'm an artist myself. >> i think it's pretty. >> i wouldn't want them near my business. >> on south 23rd street. >> i think it's nice to have artwork public for people to look at. >> a battle rages over a mural painted on the side of the smoke shop. >> i think it doesn't fit in this neighborhood. >> it's beautiful and it has culture. >> it is in bad shape. the whole building was bad shape. >> he spent months fixing up the building which had been vacant for years. inside, he hired young people to sell hooka's and afghan jewelry. >> providing more job and opportunity and wonderful american dream. >> landlord was happy when he cleaned up the outside and installed planters, but furious when he hired a couple of artists. >> they are out here for a good week and a half, two weeks almost. day and night painting. >> to put something catchy on the front. >> the landlord says that the lease is pretty clear here. it says that there will be no sign outside wit
barely see where we were going. >> the issue was the wind in arlington. >> it was kind of scary. >> what cover people had moved -- proved no match. >> just crossing the str proved challenging. >> we almost got blown away. like mary poplins. >> she traded in her umbrella for a poncho. >> but then it went it dominated the day. >> it a mess. >> due to the extensive damage the house is uninhabitable. there is a relative close in the neighborhood she will be able to stay with. the good news is no injuries. >> the weather may be partly to blame for a crash that killed a driver. many that had a mailbox and a tree before skidding off the road where a flip and burst into flames. this happened during a downpour shortly after 12:30. it took close to three hours for authorities to get the road back open. the driver's identity has not been released. >> as we get closer to sunset, thousands are prepared to spend part of the night of the dark. close to 17,000 customers are without power. those in the district and northern virginia down from a peak of 21,000 just three hours ag
news now. >> feeks will be buried in arlington after a funeral at ft. myer chapel wednesday. >>> this just in, word that michael clark duncan has died. the actor had been hospitalized since july when he had a heart attack. his credits include the green mile, armageddon and the whole 9 yards. michael clark duncan was 54 years old. >>> still ahead tonight metro is making some changes that could impact your morning commute. >> but first putting the brakes on plans to upgrade every taxicab meter in the pita how does it feel to try smooth, delicious hershey's chocolate with 30% less fat? new hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. >>> if you ride a cab in the city, the district's plan to install new meters in all the city's taxicabs is on hoed tonight, that upgrade stopped -- on hold tonight that, upgrade stopped over the weekend after a ruling by the city's contract appeals board which has to rule on whether the contract to install 6,500 smart meters by november was awarded properly. >>> it's not every day a military helicopter land behind your house
residentes del condado de arlington...lilian mass nos amplia... calles cerradas y negocios desolados fue el resultado de la ruptura de una tuberÍa de agua potable en una de las principales avenidas en arlington virginia .. alrededor de las 4 de la maÑana residentes de estos apartamentos fueron testigos de cÓmo miles de galones de agua se derramaban despuÉs de que una tuberÍa de 8 pulgadas se rompiera en la columbia pike , forzando a las autoridades a cerrar el paso .. "tuvimos que romper el asfalto y desviar el trafico para unos lados acÁ" una pieza relativamente pequeÑa similar a esta, pero que causo perdidas grandes para los negocios aledaÑos y malestar aquellos que transitan por el Área " se ve que estaba un poquito daÑada ya tiene quizÁs como unos 30 aÑos .. porque se ve ahÍ y estamos haciendo lo posible para repararlo para que regrese a lo normal .." martha quien es mesera en un restaurante asegura todo estaba listo para un dÍa ajetreado .. pero el restauran te estaba claramente vacÍo " este dÍa usualmente es ocupado y hoy pues esta solo no hay mucha clientela y la
mes de la herencia hispana, y el condado de arlington se suma a la celebracioneste festio de arlington es gratuito y será este domingo desde la una de la tarde hasta las cinco en la escuela kenmore en la 200 south carlin springs road arlington va tambien en leesburg, tambien en leesburg, virginia se celebra por primera vez un festival latino totalmente gratis univision washington le invita al primer festival latino de leesburg, la cita es este domingo 30 de septiembre desde las doce del mediodía hasta las seis de la tarde... una excelente oportunidad de degustar comida típica latinoamericana, música en vivo, y además recibir asesoría en asuntos de inmigración y exámenes de la vista, la presión y el colesterol... el primer festival latino de leesburg es totalmente gratuito y abierto al público, recuerde que será este domingo a partir del mediodía en el douglass community center 405 e market street, leesburg, virginia... y recuerde que esta noche un grande de la musica ranchera amigos disfruten el fin de semana, y para despedir el segmento les presento a un talento local que
campbell en el condado de arlington y es que en dÍas recientes recibieron esta carta en la que les notifican que estarÁn implementando una nueva iniciativa, y basados en eso.. ninguno de los dos son elegibles para el servicio de transporte de bus . su abuela quien es la responsable de llevarlos a diario a la parada de bus asegura que la iniciciativa se ha vuelto un gran dolor de cabeza . (sot) pero ellos nos son los u Únicos todos aquellos que vivan en radio de una milla y media o menos de sus escuelas se verÁn obligados a caminar, sin importar si tienen quien los acompaÑe o si las condiciones del clima no son las optimas . para oliver y juan el malestar va mÁs alla de tener que caminar (sot) teresa una madre de familia no logra concebir como en un condado como arlington este sucediendo algo asÍ (taxes) mientras tanto jenny le duele ver como sus padres se angustian (sot) el prÓximo martes 3 de septiembre inician clases las escuelas publicas en arlington.. y aquellos que se han levantado para dejar expresar su malestar, fueron advertidos que si no estaban de acuerdo t
chapel next to arlington national cemetery. he will be buried there. >>> our big story this morning, hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia are back to school for the first time today. >> in arlington county the first day of school means the first day of a new controversial transportation policy. melanie alnwick is live in arlington with details on how this could affect your child. good morning, melanie. >> reporter: more students walking longer distances, that will be the new norm here in arlington county for the coming school year and the years beyond. the school transportation department will be stricter in enforcing the rules in terms of who can walk and who can ride the bus. and many say that the tougher rules mean more parents and cars driving their students to school because they don't want to have their kids trying to navigate arlington's busy roads. now, the notice to parents about the changes came out in july for the 2012 school year, arlington strictly enforcing its walk zone, a mile for elementary school a mile and a half for middle and high school. 12 bu
and west virginia. chilly there. montgomery, arlington, fairfax. by 7:00 a.m., cloudy. winds still blustery. upper 60s and partly cloudy. and then a for justigorgeous af with low humidity, sunshine. low 70s by 3:00. sunset at 7:09. hometown forecast at 7:11. danella with the look at first 4 traffic. " >>> a live view at chopper 4. as you make your way east, the headlights, you can see volume. good news on 66, not seeing any accidents. you are a bit sluggish. your first set of delays on i-66 as you make your way eastbound. as you make your way past the rest area. travel lanes are open. it's that time of morning, you are starting to hit the brakes. taking the dulles toll road, your travel speed as you hit the beltway, 60 miles per hour. very low volume. that drive is going to take you six minutes. also looking good is 29. if you're along 29 between columbia and the beltway in both directions, no major delays just yet. no accidents. southbound is beginning to pick up volume. >>> a heads up this morning. if your travel plans take you north on amtrak, delays between washington and baltimore beca
will be there will be a memorial for him at fort myers memorial chapel and then he will be buried at arlington national. >> officials are getting rid of trees through friday between norwood drive and cumberland avenue during the daytime to keep the old trees from falling on cars, but it means one lane of wisconsin avenue will be closed. >> pickup trucks are driving u.s. automobile sales. >> and fedex delivers bad news on the economy. linda bell has more. >> good morning. the u.s. government is still bleeding money. the treasury department says it just hit $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans and democrats continue to debate on ways to trim the deficit. 10 years ago but that was just over $6 trillion. fedex has slowing economic growth hurting demand. fedex it moves goods all over the globe and is a bellwether for the economy. automobile sales are picking up. pickup trucks carry u.s. auto sales to their highest level in years, led by ford. firliving social has a daily deal letting starbucks drinkers double their money. amazon may show off three new devices this week. more on that in the nex
in arlington. coming up in a few minutes we will check in with steve for an update on the way the weather stands right now. police in d.c. are on the lookout for the people responsible for some home invasions. tonight we spoke with one of the victims who says she would -- she was held at gunpoint. police say they are actively search forg suspects. people living in the neighborhoods want increased patrols. and president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney aren't relaxing on this weekend. both were on the campaign trail. romney in tampa and president obama looking ahead to the democratic convention in charlotte, north carolina. be sure to tune in for our complete coverage of the convention on tv and on line. you saw the rainy video a little earlier tonight. it really came down. >> and the rain an awesome display of thunder and lightning. for those of you in calvert county stnch mary's county, you saw a display. the rain came down really fast in just a matter of three hours the wettest day of the year reagan national airport.
about it, i've been briefed locally. the city of arlington, texas, has a license to operate a drone. but since they're near dfw international airport, the license is so restrictive that it's literally being flown in a field near lake arlington. they don't have the ability yet to even do traffic surveillance up and down interstate 30 or interstate 20. so i see both sides of it. i see, i see a real law enforcement capability, young, going after traffic violaters and drug dealers and that, you know, and things like that. but on the other hand, too, i can see real privacy issues that need to be addressed. what's so ironic about the drones is that the city of arlington, the police department have a license, but it's so restrictive they basically can't use it. but i could go to a hobby store in arlington and buy a drone with almost no restrictions on what i use it for. you know? ii could fly it up and fly it over into my neighbor's backyard and fly around, you know, as long as i don't violate some public access at dfw airport, something like that. so drones have so much capability that we
military honors at arlington national cemetery. in the newsroom, richard reeve abc 7 news. >> all right richard, thank you. switching gears the rain is having an effect on some plants but the national symphony was supposed to return to the west lawn at the capital for its traditional concert. instead, they are the kennedy center. they will perform but in a much drier climate. currently, all of this rain is not letting up. let's get more from neurologists steve rudin here is standing by. steve? >> rain is coming and more is an expected into the day tomorrow. taking a look at our storms, the heaviest activitysouthern virginia has dried out just a little bit around here. looking at the live super doppler radar, areas shaded in red, st. mary's county, you have a flash flood warning until 5:45. earlier downpours from our earlier this afternoon causing some probl most of the rain has ended at least for the time being. we do have more rain on the way but so far today about seven tenths of 1 inch in alexandria. about one-quarter of an inch in woodstock and in annandale. taking a look at the for
and needs daily medication. he was reportedly on his way to virginia hospital center in arlington. police say he may also be somewhere in the gainesville area of prince william county trying to find a relative. short may be driving a 2006 silver or green honda crv with virginia plates kbk-6001. anyone with any information about short or his vehicle should contact police. >>> it is 5:07. new proof that men and women truly do see things differently. >>> also ahead, tracking new developments out of canada after someone starts shooting at a victory celebration. >>> plus, why you're going to be waiting a while if you try to order a big mac at the newest mcdonald's restaurant. >>> another rainy, humid start to your morning. storm team4 meteorologist >>> well, you won't find big macs and quarter pounders at a new mcdonald's restaurants. the biggest hamburger chain plans to open all vegetarian locations in india. mcdonald's says the menu there will cater to local tastes. it already separates its kitchens in india into vegetarian and nonvegetarian sections and does not sell beef or pork. they did
all around arlington county this morning as an additional 1,500 students took the sidewalks and roadways. some are walking and some parents who say they don't like it. walking to school instead of riding a bus. >> this school has not had a walking zone before and we have a fairly difficult walk here. >> reporter: a few weeks ago arlington county school parents received notification that some students who road the bus in years past will be walking to school. students living within a mile and a half of their secondary school or a mile of their elementary school are supposed to walk. >> i'm a big believer in walking to school, but 0.8 miles for a 4-year-old is ridiculous. they can't walk that far and they can't walk that far if there is no planning beforehand. >> reporter: posting their feelings on a new facebook page. they also have an online petition. >> when you're talking about two weeks' notice where the pta can barely get things together to organize even a walking school bus, they didn't have an alternative plan. >> reporter: the primary focus is to ensure the safety of o
, now south county high school. and students returned to class in arlington county and the school year began under a crowd thanks to a transportation policy that many say is down right dangerous. >> reporter: more students walking longer -- longer distances will be the norm for this schooler in in arlington county and in years beyond and enforcing the rules of who can ride the bus and who must walk. more parents in their cars driving their students to school so they don't have to navigate arlington's busy roads. the notice of parents came in july for the 2012 school year. arlington will now strictly enforce the walk zones that have been on the books for quite some time. one mile for elementary school, a mile and a half for middle and high schools. 12 bus stops at five different schools that were within the walk zones have also been removed and the superintendent said two years of parents complaint his the system re- evaluating the bus policy. and some parents are protesting the changes. others accept it as part of the realities of a growing school system. >> and maybe i am overprotecti
outside the apple store in arlington, virginia where people are camping out. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning, i tell you what a lot of activity going down here this morning. you know these folks have been camped out here for over 24 hours, they need a place to park their car. the tow truck just came through and tried to tow a carment everybody was so upset they were going to tow one of their own's cars. everybody rallied around them and i think they were able to squeak out of the whole situation with just a minor fine. just getting towed $150 almost? iphone 16 gigabyte new iphone 5? that costs $199 with contract. so she could have been waiting out here for all that for just a -- you know, maybe to get towed. so joining me now, you are number three in line. >> i am number three. yes. i was -- number three in line. i came in line at about 4:00 on thursday. thursday afternoon. >> reporter: thursday afternoon. okay, not quite as long as the first person who's been in line. you have one of the older models the 3 g right? >> 3 gs from 2009. so it's about three years old.
s, fairfax, arlington, montgomery county, also the mid 40s, also into prince george's county. right near the bay waters. the waters are still pretty warm around 70 degrees. the temperatures in the 50s. a warm spot at 61. a little bit of a breeze off the bay here. a few pods out in west virginia are in the upper 30s right now. we do have a few clouds drifting over the region coming in from the south. they'll be with us from time to time this morning and through midday with a chilly start, though, by noon, we'll warm up dramatically to around 70. in fact, hit the mid 70s by mid afternoon. we're talking about a 30-degree jump from where we are right now. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. good morning. >> good morning, well, if you're planning on this morning taking the douglas bridge, please be aware that right now the drawbridge is being raised and your travel lanes are going to be blocked this morning for about 20 minutes to allow a vessel to pass, but also for some bridge maintenance. let's check on the water main break if you're traveling along 202 at 214. water mai
. >>> a two-year court battle over a mural came to an end in arlington today. darcy spencer explains why. even though it was bright and colorful, the courts ruled that it broke the law and it had to go. >> reporter: the tarp that has been covering a cute but controversial mural on an arlington dog grooming business was taken down. >> it's kind of emotional after a two-year struggle to see it come down and see all the images that had been hidden for two years. >> reporter: the mural which is on a cinder block wall facing a dog park was painted over, marking the end of a two-year court battle over government regulations and free speech. >> the problem with the law is it lets government officials play art critic. it gives them absolute discretion to treat entrepreneurs like kim with absolute disdain. >> reporter: kim, owner of wag more dogs helped to whitewash the mural which she paid an artist $4,000 to paint on the side of her building. >> i think the park users have looked at a blue tarp long enough. and i think they deserve something nice to look at. >> reporter: the men who were painting ove
of the 9/11 attacks. danielle nottingham in arlington va. where there was an observance earlier today at the pentagon. >> michelle, many people here in the washington area are saying that if you look up to the sky, it reminds them of 11 years ago, another bright sunny clear morning, and day, as the nation pays tribute to the victims, first responders, and america's military. >> ♪ national anthem >> hundreds of people gathered to remember loved ones lost in the largest terror attack in u.s. history. family members read the names of nearly 3000 people, killed on this day 11 years ago. in washington, president and mrs. obama observed a moment of silence on the white house south lawn. at 9:37 a.m., another moment of silence at the pentagon to remember the 184 lives lost there. >> this is never an easy day but it is especially difficult for all of you. the families of nearly 3000 innocence that lost their lives. >> the secretary of defense told those gathered at the pentagon ceremony that in trying to attack american strength, the terrorist unleashed american spirit and the will to fight
is that the city of arlington, the police department has a license that is so restrictive that they basically cannot use it. but i can go to a hobby store in arlington and by a drone with almost no restrictions on what i use it for. i could fly it over to my neighbor's backyard and around as long as i don't violate some public access, like the it w. airport or something like that. -- like dfw airport or something like that. we have to figure out a way to use them, but we will have to put reasonable restrictions so that we do protect people's privacy. >> joe barton is a congressman. he is here with howard buster, so sick and manager -- and beating manager -- and editing manager. >> search is interesting. we do a quarter of a billion query's a day and we're not trying. the vast majority of it is people trying to find people. but there is a meaningful and portion of querries our people are trying to find ran pages and business pages and some link to commercial behavior. i think there is a big opportunity there at some point and we need to go do that. it is going in an interesting direction been
is so restricted and it's literally been flown in a field like arlington they don't have the ability yet to even do traffic surveillance up and down interstate 30 or interstate 20. so, i see both sides of it and i see a real law enforcement keep devotee going after the traffic violators and drug dealers and things like that. but on the other hand, too i can see privacy issues that need to be addressed. what is ironic about the drones is that the city has a license but it's so restrictive that they basically can't use it. but i can do to a store in arlington and the body of ron with almost no restrictions on what i use it for. i could fly it over to my neighbor's backyard as long as i don't finally public access that they are poor or something like that. so, they have so much capability we almost have to find a way to use them that we are going to have to put reasonable prescriptions so we protect the privacy. >> barton is former chairman of the energy and commerce committee. he's been our guest on the communicators along with howard buskirk, assistant managing editor of communications da
of northern virginia, sections of alexandria arlington, and fairfax county. voters will select a -- a delegate to fill the seat after a man at new is no longer in office after an affair. several are vying for the seat. >> still to come tonight at 6:00 the showdown over soft drinks. taking a stand on the size of sodas. >> and this morning this afternoon, doug is back with what we can expect tonight. >> the redskins gearing up for the saints with a major focus on the running game and the national closing in on the pennant. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone bet
on the moral bridge in arlington and we have a look at the project and what it means for drivers. >> 26,000 teachers are on strike in chicago as school gets under way and parents are struggling to figure out what to do with their children. >> check out this masterpiece painting that was found at a bargain price -- a woman landed her hands on a work of art. at a flea market. >> look outside today, it is a beautiful day and not a cloud in the sky. adam caskey will >> montgomery county officials are on the scene of a possible pool incident will continue to bring in more information on this story as we get it. >> we will pass them along. repairs that have begun on memorial bridge in arlington could mean delays for a couple of months. >> brianne carter joins us live. >> so far, so good, things are working out well. work begins on memorial bridge and traffic is moving through as they began the work about 9:30 this morning and on the other side after 10:00 this morning. that will be the case during the work week. until the end of the year. they will begin on the westbound lanes about 9:30 in t
. alexanderia arlington and fairfax counties. kristin fisher spent the morning with students at the new south county middle school in lorton. >> reporter: good morning. it's a day full of firsts at south county middle school. it's the first year that this school has been open, first day of school. how you feel something good very nervous. i don't want to get lost. >> i'm feeling anxious for her. >> kind of scared maybe. >> i'm so anxious, like i'm so excited for my daughter but like, you know, she's growing up so fast. >> reporter: but no one is more nervous than this seventh grade boy from south korea. this is your first day going to school in the u.s. how you feeling? >> not good. >> my son is very nervous. >> reporter: but at least everyone is a new student at this school. they've come armed with color coded maps to find their classrooms in this $22 million sprawling school that's been years in the making. >> i think it's great. i mean, we've been waiting for it for years. >> reporter: this is one of two new schools opening in fairfax county this year. the other is mason crest elementary i
. then outlying areas. but does that is hot, arlingt is very hot. -- bethesda is hot, arlington is very hot. and the successes flowing outut word. rising prices and faster sales will bmoving outwaward. >> montgomery coun is a desirable area. a lot of p people looko that when they e lookoking fofor the -- lifestyle they one with schools in suburban field. whats going on specififically y in montgomery countnty? >> there has not been buildin for a long time but it is happening w. builders lookingng for renenovations anbeingg able to find a little piece of the ground where they can build a house. montgomery couounty is still down -- the dollalar value of sales from the peaeak of the mararket july 20 -- 2005, stillown 50%rom where itit was. >> why do you think it is? >> we have not had construction. everybody has pululled back during ththe recession. when you do not have constructionon, you have a lot of peopleoving g into the area and yowillave pressure. we just did not have enough oducts to satisfy the people wanting to buy. fairfax county sort of mirrors montgogomery countand offerings it h h
a nice night. still a comfortable night. temperatures, 75 bethesda, 74 arlington, fairfax, 73 in vienna and 76 in old town and college park. pretty nice for a walk. cold front approaches tomorrow, a few clouds tonight, still pleasant, though, friday. perhaps a couple of showers on friday night, weekend looking nice. good news is the fronts should clear us out, leave us with a nice saturday and sunday, clear to partly cloudy, comfortable tonight, mid-50s this time in the burbs and mid-60s downtown, winds south, southeast at 10. we did not have 40 there's morning, but we did monday and tuesday -- 40s this morning, but we did monday and tuesday morning. 50s and 60s tomorrow morning, wind southwest at 10, by afternoon partly sunny, pleasant, late cloud ahead of the weak front boundary, high temperatures in the low 80s, winds south, southwest at 10. next three days code green across the board. nice tomorrow, 82, a slight chance of a shower tomorrow night but not a great enough chance to change your plans and nice saturday, 78, beautiful sunday, temperatures with sunshine in the upper 70s. ne
in arlington. >> aaa says tomorrow starts a time where commuters will get worse, and they will stay that way until next summer. traffic expected to jump 26% next fall. starting tomorrow for every four cars on the road there will now be 5. when the incoming washington lee high juniors as they waited until now to finish their spanish assignment. they are not quite ready to go back. >> i am looking forward to going back and see my friends going to football games, but i am not looking forward to school work. >> through will be driving to school. add to that, parents dropping off kids, and tomorrow has been dubbed terrible traffic tuesday. tonight some of the heaviest traffic is on route 50, but by tomorrow is expected to be bad just about everywhere, although many local schools have already started, tomorrow everyone should be back. the average time per day commuters than battling traffic will jump from 20.5 minutes 20.6 minutes. as he watched his kids the parent says he will be leaving early tomorrow. some parents say they are still glad it is back-to-school time. >> my commute has been easy. i
. look at the heavy rainfall across the district and arlington from about 9:30 this evening we saw over an inch and a half of rain in parts of arlington into alexandria and we head over and take a look. first our weather bug network showing the rain totals from earlier. this is in the matter of a couple of hours. look at national airport, one of the wettest days we've had all year long. look at abc 7 live super doppler radar. the cluster of showers have any warnings now slowly drifting to the south and east. prince frederick your heaviest rain has now come to an end but looking at heavy rain for the next 15 to 20 minutes and we may see lexington park just clipped by the system as it moves across the bay over toward the delmarva peninsula. more thunderstorms are on the way. and just in time for labor day. the end of the holiday weekend. full details on when thingless finally clear up in just a few minutes. >> we'll check back in. a gutsy gas station clerk managed to escape with his life just hours ago after a gunman demanded money at an exxon
as a small businessman in america. now, he's in a fight with his arlington landlord over art. here's bruce leshan. >> it's interesting. i'm an artist myself. >> i think it's pretty. >> i wouldn't want them near my business. >> on a block of south 23rd street. >> i think it's nice to have out in public, people to look at. >> a battle rages over a mural painted on the side of ata amin's smoke shop. >> it doesn't fit in this neighborhood. >> it is beautiful and it brings culture. >> amin spent months fixing up the building, which he says had been vacant for years. inside, he hired young people to sell hooka's and afghan jewelry. >> providing more job and opportunity and live the wonderful american dream. >> landlord was happy when he cleaned up the outside and installed planters, but furious when he hired a couple artists. >> they were out here for a week and a half, day and night, painting. >> to put something catchy on the front. the landlord says that the lease is pretty clear here. it says that there will be no sign outside without prior approval. he also says that amin owes h
. >> this was his life. she was his whole life. he lived in culpeper, worked for the federal government in arlington and he was just devastated. he didn't seem to be very healthy, but we don't know what the cause of death was. we'll have to wait and see. very, very sad news. >> another strange part of this whole story. peggy fox, thank you. guys. >>> well it is a popular route a lot of kids take to get to school. this morning an 18-year-old central high school student was shot and killed right along old central avenue in capital heights. we find scott broom on the scene as the investigation goes on and a very sad day in county school. scott. >> reporter: it is indeed. this young man was named marckel ross. he was an honor student. not the kind of person you would expect to be the target of something like this while walking to school. his family and police have not made sense of it. 18-year-old marckel ross, honor roll and r.o.t.c. student, track athlete, and member of a popular fashion modeling club called show time catoure. >> he was a kind person. i want to know why they did it. >> marckel was
. >> this means the first dave new transportation policy. melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: here in arlington county, this year, a lot fewer students will be eligible to ride the bus to school. the school system says no one is going to get left behind but they will be issuing bus passes that will be required in order for kids to get on the bus. some parents say now they will be getting on the roads and drying their kids to school rather than having them trying to walk or bike and navigate arlington's very busy roads. now, the letter notifying parents came in july for the 2012 school year. arlington will now strictlien force its walk zones, one mile for elementary schools, a mile and a half for middle and high schools. twelve bus stops within the walk zones have also been removed. the superintendent said two years of complaints had the system re-evaluate its bus policy and there are growing pains as well. >> we are facing an enrollment increase. we are increasing approximately 800 to 850 students a year and so we've got to begin to make adjustments not only with our transportation system but a
, upper 50s in montgomery county. low 60s in arlington. near 60 in fairfax. near 60 in prince george's county and much of southern maryland. right near the bay low 60s. only near 50 out in the mountains. hour by hour, it's going to be a cool and breezy morning, so dress accordingly. we'll hover near 60 here for the next couple of hours. sunrise 6:54. by midmorning, going to get sun breaking out. by noon, upper 60s. mild and breezy for your lunch hour. and then during the afternoon, getting back home from work and school should be beautiful. sunshine, just a few clouds floating through. low humidity. highs reaching low to mid-70s by midafternoon. sunset getting earlier and earlier. 7:09. by then back to the 60s. i'll be back with another hometown forecast in a few minutes. your first 4 traffic with danella. >> i'm following breaking news on the roadways. if you're trying to take the inner loop of the beltway, the ramp is shut down due to the crash in that area. also, keeping an eye on i-270 in maryland northbound at father hurley boulevard. looks like a disabled bus here in the right
in arlington, texas, were smiling. >> that's wonderful. i hope they keep going up. everybody here needs to keep working. >> sales growth in august exceeded predictions and led usually cautious company executives like kurt mcneill of gm to crow about their progress. >> when you think about all the jobs that we provide to the u.s. and the supply base, it's incredibly important and it will continue to become more and more important to this great country. >> a small bump in the construction industry fueled pickup sales and it helped move suvs and sedans. with easier financing. cars.com says car makers have recovered from the recession. >> there's no doubt the u.s. industry is in better shape. the entire auto industry is in better shape than four years ago. it's really returning more to the way things were before 2008. >> the u.s. industry is now on pace to sell 14.5 million vehicles this year, 4 million more than their 30-year sales low in 2009. but to get to this point, chrysler and gm had to go through bankruptcy, had to close more than 3,000 dealerships and shed workers. 1.2 million people were
their summer vacations and today is the first day of school in arlingtonant fairfax county. >> it is all the first year arlington schools are enforcing their controversial new walking policy. melanie alnwick is live at campbell springs elementary with details. >> reporter: good morning. with the stricter enforcement of rules that have been on the books for a long time, fewer students will be allowed to ride the bus to school this morning. while the notice to parents encouraged them to help their kids find a good walking or biking route, many parents say it will just mean more cars on the road as they are trying to get their kids to school. the letter want out to parents in july. the superintendent said two years of parent complaints about bus crowding, delays and long travel times had the system re-evaluate its policy. they worked with an outside consultant and decyded they needed to enforce the walk zones. for this school year, they will enforce the walk zones. one mile for elementary schools and a mile and a half for middle and high schools. twelve bus stops that were within those walk
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news. >>> a navy s.e.a.l. from maryland killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery on wednesday. petty officer first class patrick feeks of edge water died in a blackwater helicopter crash in afghanistan last month. six other u.s. service members also were killed. a viewing is planned tomorrow at the kalas funeral home in edge water. the funeral service is wednesday at'meyer memorial chapter in arlington followed by the burial at arlington national cemetery. he leaves behind a wife and his parents. >>> the father of a maryland high school student shot on the first day of school says his son is recovering. according to the baltimore sun, milton borrowy spoke out about the shooting during a church seice yesterday. his 17-year-old son, daniel, has undergone three surgeries, he suffered a bruised lung, a broken rib and a hole in his torso. the teen was shot last monday at harry hall high school near baltimore. the accused shooter 15-year-old robert gladden, he is being charged as an adult with attempted murder and assault. >>> getting around downtown b
merit. we continue live team coverage from arlington where a tree fell on my home there. in the claremont neighborhood arlington, it is a bad situation but it could have been worse. that is abigail, who was in the mother and son when the streak came down and a short timese ago. they say it was very scary but no one was hurt. here is some video that will give you a closer look at some of the damage. took up the chimney and a small portion of the roof. the family says they were inside at the time. the wind was blowing really hard. and ire was a shaking said what is that? sudden made them. i just saw the tree falling. the power went out instantaneously. is hisn -- today it birthday and the family was planning to celebrate. they say they are still planning to celebrate. you think you'd be upset to have birthday but because out, they have to all the ice cream and a he says it's not the in the world. the family has called state farm insurance. they say that the insurance will take care of it. although there is damage, nobody hurt and that's the important thing. >> thank you. o
in the arlington school district are questioning the busing system. >> there are already upset with the voucher system and now there is word a bus driver got lost on his route on the first day of school. >> the bus stop is here on this street, about seven minutes from here to the elementary school in arlington. but somehow these kids were on the bus for one or because of a wrong turn. >> he had a good day at school, the first day that turned out to be memorable. >> there wasn't anyone in the cafeteria, went down to the classroom and all of the kids were lined up at their lockers and might kid was not there. >> she went to meet her first grader when she got off the bus to call learners on the first day, but the bus wasn't there. a transportation officials said the driver was lost. >> it's about 9:25, where are they? >> the bus and took about an hour to get to school. the kids arrived about 930. when they got off the bus -- it was 90 degrees. super humid. all of the windows were closed. there was no air conditioning on the bus. >> the school district refused to give her the informati
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